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B.Sc. Carleton University - Department of Earth Sciences
M.Sc. University of Toronto - Department of Zoology
Ph.D. University of Toronto - Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
My research focuses on quantifying macroevolutionary patterns in the fossil record, and reconstructing/understanding evolutionary dynamics within the context of mass extinctions. I am particularly interested in methods for quantifying morphological variation in the fossil taxa and how this variation relates to time (time-series context) and evolutionary history (phylogenetic context).
I've had the pleasure of working on a variety of organismal systems, including (but not necessarily limited to) non-avian dinosaurs and Permian synapsids, but enjoy working with multiple aspects of the vertebrate fossil record.
Current ongoing research projects include:
- the evolution of body size in dinosaurs
- diversity and disparity of dinosaurs leading up to the Cretaceous-Tertiary Boundary
- morphological and ecological diversity of Permo-Carboniferous tetrapods
- ecomorphology of extant chondrichthyans
- phylogenetic comparative methods: application to the fossil record
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